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If you rent from a private landlord, you’re probably under pressure. You spend on average two days wages every week on rent, you have a one in three chance of living in squalor and you have very little protection if the landlord wants their property back.

The good news is you’re in good company. There are now ten million private renters in Britain and for the first time we have enough votes to decide the next election. Politicians can no longer ignore us.

That’s why on Wednesday 4th February, Generation Rent is hosting Rent Freedom Day. A day for ordinary private renters and their allies to hammer home the message to Westminster – that we are angry, organised and ready to evict any MP who doesn’t tackle the serious issues facing private renters today.

Over the course of the day, you can:

  • Lobby your MP
  • Hear the main political parties debate the housing crisis
  • Learn how to organise your own local renters group
  • Enjoy some stand-up comedy
  • Find out your rights as a renter
  • Register to vote
  • Develop policies that will improve the lives of renters

Together we can make Rent Freedom Day the day that private renting changes forever. To book your place or for more information email info@generationrent.org or call 02037525535.

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Shouldn't rent freedom day be in May?

It should take you about 5 months before you have earned enough to pay a years rent.

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Over the course of the day, you can:

  • Lobby your MP
  • Hear the main political parties debate the housing crisis
  • Learn how to organise your own local renters group
  • Enjoy some stand-up comedy
  • Find out your rights as a renter
  • Register to vote
  • Develop policies that will improve the lives of renters

They listed that one twice.

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Shouldn't rent freedom day be in May?

It should take you about 5 months before you have earned enough to pay a years rent.

Those first five months are needed to pay the tax on the income (last year Tax Freedom Day was at the end of May).

Since rent is paid from taxed income, another five months should put Rent Freedom Day towards the end of October.

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Those first five months are needed to pay the tax on the income (last year Tax Freedom Day was at the end of May).

Since rent is paid from taxed income, another five months should put Rent Freedom Day towards the end of October.

A very good point and a pertinent one for never contemplating a return to the UK.

The stats in central(ish) Bangkok (a larger city than London) for an average Thai would be for this year:

Tax Freedom Day - 01/01/15

Rent Freedom Day - 10/03/15

I am sure you are all happy there though...

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Those first five months are needed to pay the tax on the income (last year Tax Freedom Day was at the end of May).

Since rent is paid from taxed income, another five months should put Rent Freedom Day towards the end of October.

+1 I was going to say the same although I'm sure tax freedom day is sometime towards the end of June.

Let's say November for arguments sake.

It's a ridiculous state of affairs when looked at in this light.

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With over 10 million of us, we could make a real difference

Today, in case you didn’t know, is Rent Freedom Day. This may not be a day burned into the public consciousness right now, but there are good reasons to believe it will be. In fact, it could be the most influential day you’ve never heard of.

article here...

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